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  • Can you imagine leaving home without your cell phone? Apparently not many people can these days. With the cell phone’s debut in 1984, 92,000 early adapters raced to own one. Twenty years later, it is now estimated that more than 171 million Americans use a cell phone. Worldwide, a staggering 1.5 billion cell phones are constantly sending their invisible frequencies through the airwaves.

    The Wireless Age is unrelentingly upon us. In just 20 years, the wireless industry has profoundly transformed the lives of people, businesses and societies globally. It has also evolved into a lucrative 200 billion dollar a year industry.

    Around the world, people are embracing all things wireless. No doubt, this technology offers a world of new possibilities. But there are also dangers lurking. Is there something that you need to know about the wireless world that you haven’t been told? The answer could very well be your health and the health of your children.

    The Invisible Health Hazards

    Michael discovered first hand the dark side of wireless technology. In his late twenties, Michael was a successful marketing executive living in the fast lane. For years his cell phone was his indispensable companion as he wheeled and dealed, racing through thousands of cell phone minutes each month. Only when his headaches became unbearable, did he seek medical attention. His shocking diagnosis changed his life; brain cancer was discovered. It was located on the same side of his head and in the same location where he held his cell phone. Three years down the track, several brain surgeries later, and a complete transformation of lifestyle, Michael’s life has been saved. There is also no doubt in Michael’s mind that his cell phone was a key factor in causing his brain cancer.

    Although the wireless industry has always claimed that its technology is totally safe, no thorough safety testing was ever conducted before introducing cell phones into the mass market. Could it be just a coincidence that brain cancer rates in America have increased by 25 percent since the introduction of the cell phone?

    Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF) is the measure of radiation that comes from a cell phone, cordless phone, computer, hair dryer, microwave oven, automobile, or other electrical appliances. Cell phones emit the same form of radiation as microwave ovens—just in smaller dosages. While no one would ever consider sticking their heads inside a microwave oven, every time you hold a cell phone up to your ear you are bombarding your head with microwave radiation!

    EMFs are everywhere, and that’s precisely the problem. According to medical researcher Robert O. Becker, M.D, “At the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment . . . more serious even than global climate change and chemical pollution . . . is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.”

    Cell Phones and Cancer

    Only many years after the introduction of cell phones has scientific research become sophisticated enough to find the dangerous effects of microwave radiation from cell phones and other EMF-emitting devices. Irrefutable evidence now confirms that microwave radiation emitted by cell phones has the potential to heat up human tissue in the area of the head that the phone is pressed against.

    If you think that your cordless phone is a safer bet, think again. Digital cordless phones emit the same dangerous microwave frequencies as cell phones or, in some cases, even higher levels, as do most headsets.

    This thermal (heating) effect may cause headaches, fatigue, tissue swelling, memory impairment, learning difficulties, insomnia, and tingling. But there are other potentially severe long-term damages. Research concurs that EMFs interfere with cellular DNA and its repair mechanisms. In addition, cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively.

    One study revealed that cell phone users were two and a half times more likely to have a temporal brain tumor on the side of the head where they held their phone. In the case of tumors of the auditory nerve, which connects the ear to the brain, the risk increased to more than three times for mobile phone users. It was found that users who spend more than an hour a day talking on a mobile phone have close to one-third higher risk of developing a rare form of brain tumor.

    Depending on how close the cell phone antenna is to the head, as much as 60 percent of the microwave radiation is absorbed by and actually penetrates the area around the head, some waves reaching an inch to an inch-and-a-half into the brain. This is the first generation that has put relatively high-powered transmitters against their head, day after day, year after year.

    Research by Henry Lai, Ph.D. showed that brain cells are clearly damaged by microwave levels far below the U.S. Government’s “safety” guidelines. Dr. Lai notes that even tiny doses of radio frequency can accumulate over time and lead to harmful effects. It is also known that an extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELFEMF) can alter gene expression and act like a tumor promoter.

    Frequent mobile users also have significantly depressed melatonin—a vital cancer-preventing hormone.

    Cell Phones and the Brain

    Radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, and movement, and may even trigger Alzheimer’s disease. A study was carried out on rats whose brains were in the same developmental stage as teenagers, and who were exposed to two hours of radiation equal to that emitted by mobile phones. Researchers found an abundance of dead brain cells in rats that were exposed to radiation. They hypothesized that in people whose neurons are prone to Alzheimer’s disease, radiation from mobile phones may trigger the disease earlier in life.

    The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the brain’s vital protective barrier. When the BBB is breached, a pathway is created allowing other cancer-causing environmental chemicals to damage sensitive brain tissue and alter brain cells’ repair mechanisms.

    After two minutes’ conversation, a cell phone’s digitized impulses disable the BBB that isolates the brain from destructive proteins and poisons in the blood. Damage to nerve cells was observed within the brain, including the cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia. Researcher Leif Salford, M.D., Ph.D. said “It seems that molecules such as proteins and toxins can pass out of the blood, while the phone is switched on, and enter the brain. We need to bear in mind diseases such as MS and Alzheimer’s are linked to proteins being found in the brain.”

    Dozens of medical research studies have also concluded that the microwave frequencies coming into the heads of cell phone users are enough to cause neurological damage that can produce fatigue, dizziness and loss of concentration. One study indicated that a 20-minute cell phone call could disrupt and degrade cognitive functioning in a human brain for up to three hours after the call.

    There are emerging signs that these changes are already having profound public health consequences. The risk of a car accident was four times greater when the driver was using a cell phone or soon after a call and that heavy mobile users were involved in twice as many fatal road accidents. The risk of driving while talking on a hand-held phone is similar to the hazard associated with driving with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit.

    Cell Phones and Your Sex Life

    Using a mobile phone can also drastically reduce men’s sex drive. Scientists discovered that EMF exposed rats had far less testosterone in their blood stream than those unexposed.

    And for all those men who care about their sperm counts, research shows that men who regularly carry their mobiles near the groin, on a belt or in a pocket could potentially have their sperm count reduced by as much as 30 percent.

    Cell phone users are at risk of premature aging skin. Cell phone radiation heats up body cells, damaging skin cells and accelerating the development of wrinkles.

    In general, it appears that EMF pollution leads to more rapid aging in general, including elevated blood glucose levels, elevated lipid levels, high blood pressure, increased neuro-regulatory disturbances, decreased testosterone levels in men, and impacts on the central nervous, cardiovascular, and immune systems.

    Children—Senile Before Their Time

    The fastest growing group of mobile phone users is children and teenagers. Nearly one-half of U.S. teens use cell phones, and the numbers will only increase in the years ahead.

    However, cell phones and new wireless technology could cause a “whole generation” of today’s teenagers to go senile in the prime of their lives. A Swedish study warns specifically against the intense use of mobile phones by youngsters: “The voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand-held mobile phones” is “the largest human biological experiment ever.” Neurons that would normally not become “senile” until people have reached their 60s may now do so when they are in their 30s.

    A child’s brain is extremely vulnerable to cell phone radiation, absorbing microwaves at 3.3 times the rate of adults. A two-minute call not only alters the electrical activity of the brain for up to an hour but also penetrates deep into the brain. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability.

    Since children’s cells are rapidly dividing, they are also more susceptible to genetic damage leading to disruption of cellular function, cell death, tumors and compromised immune and nervous systems.

    Children categorically should not, be encouraged or allowed to use cell phones.

    An Ounce of Protection

    Contrary to the wireless industry’s official stance defending the safety of wireless technology, the world’s largest mobile telephone manufacturers have quietly patented devices to reduce the risk of brain tumors. The “Big Three”—Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola—have invented new components to shield users from radiation emissions from the handset. Their patents state, “Continuous exposure to radio frequency irradiation could lead to development of a malignant tumor.”

    The evidence is overwhelming that cell phones pose a very real health risk. Fortunately, there are proven technologies that offer protection from harmful EMFs.

    One of the most effective solutions is called a BioPro Chip, developed by German scientists and distributed by BioPro Technology. Their inexpensive EMF-Harmonizing Chips are activated and programmed to neutralize or harmonize the range of frequencies that emanate from cell phones, cordless phones and other EMF-emitting devices, converting them into harmless frequency waves. Once the chip is applied to the phone, or other device, the harmful EMF effects are effectively neutralized, making them safe to use.

    Wireless technology is here to stay, whether we like it or not. Approaching this technology with caution and protection will make it a force that can truly enhance the quality and enjoyment of our lives.

  • Many teens think they are addicted to cell phones, and they certainly act like it. In one study, teens aged fifteen to nineteen describe themselves as addicted to their phones, and in another, 30 percent say they're depressed when they can't use it.

    Two Latin American researchers—a psychologist who works with drug addicts and an EMF expert—in a paper published in March 2007 suggest a plausible explanation for why teens go into withdrawal when they can't use their phones:

    Cell phone use, like drugs and alcohol, may act on the reward centers of the brain which contain opiate receptors. When the brain gets its perceived reward—whether it's heroin, chocolate, or the fun of texting two thousand times a month on average—it wants a do-over, again and again and again. Suddenly, a behavior is born.

    In fact, they note, Henry Lai, Ph.D., of the University of Washington has found that microwaves increase the activity of the feel-good hormones known as endorphins and the brainfs own happy chemicals—neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Lai further ties EMFs to addiction: using a drug that quashes heroin cravings, he blocked these effects in rats exposed to RF waves.

    Psychologists who have studied cell phone use, particularly texting, by teens, report that itfs leading to anxiety, behavioral problems, distraction in school, repetitive stress injury, and sleep deprivation.

    If your teen is addicted, he's not going to stop on his own. You may need to enforce the age-old rule that the one who pays the bill (at fifteen cents apiece for texts, likely no small figure) gets to decide how and how often a phone is used. Curb kidsf cell phone use. In Russia, scientists and government officials have advised that anyone under the age of eighteen should not use a cell phone. In France, there's a ban against marketing mobile phones to young children. In the United Kingdom, Sir William Stewart, chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board, was quoted as saying, "I don't think we can put our hands on our hearts and say mobile phones are safe." In the United States? Not much . . . yet. In an ideal world, you would never buy your child a cell phone. But if you did that, you might never hear the end of it because all their friends now own them. Besides, in our two-career families, those cell phones equate to peace of mind. But since you're the parent, you can set the rules for cell phone use.

    First, do not buy preschoolers cell phones. It is far too dangerous a device to put into their hands—and especially for them to put up to their ears. There are studies suggesting that, in addition to brain tumors, children's cell phone use could result in hearing loss (if they use it an hour a day or more) and the death of auditory nerve cells. One Indian study found that cell phone users who were on the phone for sixty minutes a day over four years experienced damage to the DNA in roughly 40 percent of their cells.

    If you absolutely must equip your little one, look for phones without dial pads. Those will have buttons that you can program to speed dial emergency numbers only. And insist they be carried in shielded cases.

    Cell phones are just as dangerous for your tweens and teens as they are for your preschoolers. But now, peer pressure really kicks in. As long as parents are paying for cell use, however, you have the power of the purse. Parents of both preteens and adolescents will need to establish clear guidelines as to their cell phone use, while understanding your kids' needs for independence. Your children will be even safer if they obey these rules:

    • Text rather than call.
    • Use a safe headset.
    • No phoning or texting while driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that teen drivers on cell phones have slower reaction times than teens not on the phone while behind the wheel. British scientist Andrew Goldsworthy has suggested that it's not just inattention that triggers car accidents involving cell phone use, but the false signals our nerve cells send out when they leak, as they do when exposed to EMFs. The brain hyperactivity that results may also be at the root of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, he speculates.
    • No phones in the bedroom. Many teens already have sleep problems, and a constantly beeping or buzzing phone. and friends just a text message away—won't help. (While you're at it, move all the electronics from sleeping areas to avoid EMF exposures when kids are most vulnerable.)
    • Teach kids to keep phones away from the body while they're turned on. Those incoming calls and texts cause a burst of RF emissions that can penetrate the body, so have them stash the phone in a purse or backpack.

    As a parent, the more you can do to set a good example with your own cell phone use.making calls on a land line at home, for example—the more likely your kids are to follow suit. Don't be afraid to ground any child's cell phone use—by taking it away for a day or two if she ignores reasonable rules! 

  • Can four billion people possibly be wrong? That’s how many loyal cell phone users are connected into the global village . . . and growing! In just a mere 25 years the world has gone from ZERO cell phone users to more than half of the world’s population. Can we even stretch our memories back to BCE—Before the Cell Phone Era? It’s getting harder and harder to imagine a world without wireless technology.

    The modern Wireless Age has truly revolutionized our world and transformed the physical and cultural landscape. Connectivity is the in word.

    The United States has 264 million wireless subscribers, who rely on two million cell towers and antennas to annually relay their 2.1 trillion phone minutes and 48 billion text messages. Cell phone towers are so ubiquitous they are now even a recognizable feature on the Himalayas.

    And if you have a need for even greater connectivity, there is more good news on the horizon. Worldwide, WiFi hotspots have grown by nearly 25 percent in 2007 to 179,500. WiMax will soon be coming to your city or town. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, compared to WiFi’s 100–300 foot range. A single WiMAX tower, similar to a cell phone tower, can provide coverage to a very large area—as big as 3,000 square miles (8,000 square km).

    But if you can’t wait for WiMax and are receiving poor reception, you can now buy the newest technology for home and office called a “femtocell.” It is literally a mini cell tower.

    Whether you choose to own a cell phone or not, it’s really a moot point. RF emitting devices and transmitters are literally everywhere, continually bombarding our bodies with electropollution.

    Seismic Shift or Seismic Hurt?
    With such a seismic global shift in technology occurring at such a quantum pace, should we be concerned about health risks for children, our grandchildren and ourselves? Does the radio frequency exposure from thousands of minutes a month of cell phone calls in addition to the continuous exposure from millions of wireless networks, hot spots, cell towers, and antennas pose serious health problems?

    More and more scientists clearly say yes.

    A Wake-Up Call
    In August 2007, an international group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals released a state-of-the– art report on the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) to our health. It documents scientific evidence showing the increased incidence of childhood leukemia, brain tumors, neurological impairment, leaking of blood brain barrier, learning disabilities and ADD, compromised immunity, hormone disruption, Alzheimer’s disease, enzyme syntheses and genetic damage. It provides overwhelming evidence implicating electromagnetic radiation as a significant risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers.

    The research on the cell phones and brain cancer connection from Swedish brain tumor specialist Dr. Lennart Hardell, M.D., Ph.D. is pivotal in the debate about the safety of wireless radio frequency and microwave radiation.

    “The evidence for risks from prolonged cell phone and cordless phone use is quite strong when you look at people who have used these devices for 10 years or longer, and when they are used mainly on one side of the head. Brain tumors normally take a long time to develop, on the order of 15 to 20 years. Use of a cell or cordless phone is linked to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas (tumor of the auditory nerve in the brain) and is showing up after only 10 years. A shorter time period than for most other known carcinogens,” says Dr. Hardell.

    More recently, in September 2008, Dr. Hardell told an international conference on radiation that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had more than five-fold increase in glioma, a brain cancer. The extra risk to young people of contracting the disease from using the cordless phone was almost as great, at more than four times higher.

    In March 2008, another powerful voice echoed this alarming trend; Dr. Vini Khurana, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Australian National University Medical School and Neurosurgeon at the Canberra Hospital, Australia. He released the findings of a 15-month “critical review” of the link between cell phones and malignant brain tumors and he too, concluded that using cell phones for more than 10 years could more than double the risk of brain cancer.

    “It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than asbestos and smoking, and directly concerns all of us, particularly the younger generation, including very young children.”

    Most recently, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute issued an unprecedented warning about the possible health risks associated with cellular phone use, “Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk.”

    While the warnings from reputable scientists and researchers grow ever louder, they offer no real solutions. Reducing cell phone use or using a speaker offers little solace when we live in a wireless environment, which unrelentingly exposes all of us to ever-higher levels of dangerous electromagnetic radiation.

    Since the wireless genie is well and truly out of the bottle, we must utilize the most effective and scientifically validated intervention so we are able to err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.

    The Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET ) and Energy Resonance Technology (ERT) Solution
    To those who wisely choose to “err on the side of being safe,” it should be apparent that living in a wireless world necessitates protection. The question is, what form of protection is best and how do we know it really works?

    First let’s look at what doesn’t work. There are some devices that claim to block RFs from phones. But, a true “blocking“ device would make your phone inoperable. Blocking radiation would mean blocking the signal between transmitter and receiver.

    For the sake of greater clarification about what kind of technology will work, let’s first have a look at the mechanism of harm from wireless phones, etc. In the early days of this technology, it was believed only a thermal effect, the heating of tissues, (such as what occurs in a microwave oven) created health issues. Since it was believed cell phones do not have enough power to heat tissue (even this theory is now being challenged), the government didn’t mandate investigation into potential health problems.

    Researchers have now concluded that cell phones initiate cellular and DNA chaos through a variety of initially unanticipated non-thermal, biological effects. Emerging science has discovered that information piggybacking on the radio frequencies emitted and received from antenna of cell phones creates a negative domino effect of serious problems. This is called an information carrying radio wave (ICRW). It is a frequency that conveys specific packets of information, which allows for the transmission of various features of cell phones, i.e. voice, text or graphics, etc.

    Herein lies the problem. This ICRW is a frequency that has never before existed in nature. Thus, it is perceived as foreign and toxic to our cells against which our body is trying to protect itself, ultimately resulting in an energy-depleted, weakened immune system, which in turn becomes more vulnerable to environmental toxicity.

    Clearly, an effective protective technology must have the ability to shield the cells from the harmful effects of the ICRW, while not interfering with the cell phone’s signal.

    This very solution is found in a groundbreaking technology called the Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET), developed and refined by a Russian nuclear physicist over a period of two decades. MRET is the only commercially available, affordable, and patented noise-field technology in the world that has been scientifically proven to successfully counteract the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body. It was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April 2002—not just for the breakthrough polymer composition material from which it was made, but also for the very function and measurable benefits it was designed to achieve.

    The MRET technology works in the following simple, yet fascinating way: The particles within the MRET compound, once stimulated by EMF/EMR, oscillate, emit a low frequency noise-field that superimposes itself over the harmful ICRW. This unique process creates an incoherent, bio-friendly field, thereby practically negating the otherwise inappropriately triggered protective responses by the body’s key systems.

    Metaphorically speaking, MRET acts as a cloaking and deactivating mechanism to the body-foreign ICRW. Since the ICRW are not considered a foreign invader anymore, the body doesn’t feel the need to protect itself, hence no biological disturbance occurs. Simply put, as soon as the MRET technology is applied, the otherwise troubling radiation is interpreted as just another vibration that basically has become meaningless to the body.

    BIOPRO Technology, a highly innovative Wellness Company based in Carlsbad, California has exclusively licensed the stateof the-art MRET technology for radiation protection, and has coupled it with its own proprietary Energy Resonance Technology (ERT). ERT is a one-of-a kind subtle energy technology that measurably strengthens the body’s own ability to withstand all kinds of stressors, including those from electromagnetic radiation. The combination of MRET and ERT creates a unique, dual-action effect for the product user and has been incorporated in a small chip that adheres to cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs (the BIOPRO Cell Chip), as well as to cordless phones, wireless routers, microwave ovens, and electrical appliances, i.e. computers, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, etc. (the BIOPRO Universal Chip).

    Many experiments and research studies have verified BIOPRO’s MRET/ERT powered Chips provide significant protection from the effects of electropollution exposure, such as:

    An EEG (electroencephalogram) test which measured the pattern of electrical conductivity in the brain showed an excitatory state of brain wave activity in the subject after using an unprotected cell phone for three minutes. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was installed on the phone, the brain wave pattern returned to normal. This showed that the electrical activity of the brain was unaffected by the cell phone radiation, as long as the Cell Chip was used.

    MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) testing shows blood vessels that contain flowing blood. While talking on an unprotected phone, the subject had a decrease of cerebralvascular blood flow. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was applied to the cell phone, the MRA showed a measurable, beneficial increased blood flow to the head of the subject.

    SAR (specific absorption rate) is a measure of the amount of radiation absorbed by tissue when using a cell phone. There is also a direct correlation between the stress induced thermal effects (heating of body tissues can lead to serious harm long term) and SAR values. Tests have validated when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was used on a cell phone, there was a significant reduction in the phone’s SAR values without distortion of the phone’s transmitted RF signals.

    When using the BIOPRO Cell Chip, stressed-induced thermal (heating) effects around the head area of a cell phone user were significantly reduced by 64 percent (without reequilibration period) and by 112 percent (with re-equilibration period), respectively, compared to when the phone was used without the Cell Chip.

    Blood samples were divided into three groups, i.e. a control group, cells exposed for one hour to radiation from computer monitor and cells exposed for one hour to radiation using the Chip on a computer monitor. The irradiated blood showed changes in white blood cell count: decreased granulocytes (decreased immune system function), increased lymphocyte count (indicates inflammation and infection or leukemia/ lymphomas). The samples with BIOPRO Chip diminished 29 percent and reduced the level of changes in lymphocyte count by 38 percent.

    What Future Do You Choose?
    As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Vini Khurana is on the frontlines of the brain tumor epidemic. He predicts that between 2008 and 2012, a large number of people will have been using cell phones long enough (10 years or longer) to witness the explosion of brain tumors and other health issues.

    He also believes that within five years, the scientific evidence will overwhelmingly and irrefutably prove the health disaster from all things wireless.

    BIOPRO Technology’s MRET and ERT powered BIOPRO Technology products are clearly a timely necessity for all those who desire to “err on the side of safety.” As research has shown, they are indeed the most cost effective, scientifically sound solution in the marketplace to successfully intervene against a fast growing, electropollution-triggered health epidemic.